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Sunsphere Tower

810 W Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2811
+1 865-251-6861
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Birds eye view of the city at no cost.

Highlights-> 1. There is no entry fee. (Check visiting hours in advance) 2. You get a birds eye... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Divya P
via mobile
View from up High

This is free to do . go up to level 4 and you can walk around and have a view of the whole town and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Trina W
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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300 foot tower built for the 1982 World's Fair.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“free attraction” (21 reviews)
“degree view” (20 reviews)
810 W Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2811
+1 865-251-6861
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highlights-> 1. There is no entry fee. (Check visiting hours in advance) 2. You get a birds eye view of Knoxville city. 3. My 7 year old daughter and 2 year old son liked it. 4. There is a little bit of history associated with...More

Thank Divya P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is free to do . go up to level 4 and you can walk around and have a view of the whole town and river . The glass is tinted though so your photos will have a yellow hue to them.

Thank Trina W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I gave it an excellent because the kids liked it and it was a terrific free thing to do on our otherwise expensive trip to pigeon forge/Sevierville/Gatlinburg area. Elevator buttons are confusing though at first, but they really do take you to the top. Short...More

Thank jody19841984
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NYC has the Empire State Building, Paris has the Eiffel Tower, Chicago has the Willis Tower, and Knoxville has the Sunsphere. I was amazed that not only was it free to go to the top of the Sunsphere but there was no line or crowds....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see so much of Knoxville from here. Walk all the way around the sphere to see it all! Plus there is history that you can read about Knoxville as you look out over the city.

Thank katherinepresley
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

The Sunscape is free and open at 9:00 am. Take the elevator up to the 4th floor. Great views of Knoxville. Beautiful park! This is a must see that doesn’t take long to do.

Thank Debbi A
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I was surprised that it's free to go up the tower. The views are nice, but the windows are pretty dirty. Definitely worth a visit

Thank fozjon
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Due to a foot race of some sort, police wouldn't allow access to World's Fair Park. We truly wanted to get to the top of the Sunsphere to view Knoxville.

Thank Lorin G
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is a free admission attraction which makes it good to start off with. An excellent view of downtown with maps indicating t various points of interest. There is also a history of the World's Fair for which this tower was built. Well worth the...More

Thank wbk215
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Free elevator ride to the top for a 360degree view of Knoxville. A relic from the 1983 worlds fair that’s showing its age. Easy to visualize the lines around the block waiting to ride to the top when it was new...now it’s just you and...More

Thank GV27OCMD
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26 October 2015|
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Response from A T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, to get inside it is free and the observation deck is also free. I believe there was a restaurant on one of the levels, which obviously would cost you, and you might have to pay for parking nearby to check this out, but... More
19 July 2015|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
April through October: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. November through March: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. the Sunsphere Observation Deck, 4th Level is open to the public. It offers a 360-degree view of the original 1982 World's Fair... More